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CH Products DT225 Trackball: Filling the Defects with Epoxy Putty

I previously described the scratches on one of my CH Products DT225 trackballs.

At the onset of my recent flu, i.e., nearly three weeks ago, I managed to fill the defects with some Tamiya Epoxy Putty. It was the first time I had used this product and I learnt a couple of valuable lessons:

  1. The putty was not as soft or as easily handled as I had expected. I therefore used an excessive amount to fill the defects.
  2. I also should have applied the putty with a small spatula instead of my fingers! The result was a heap of putty over the scratches and other defects on the trackball case and cable as well as over surfaces that I should have avoided touching (“normal surfaces”).

CH Products DT225 Trackball: Filling the Defects with Epoxy Putty—Front View

CH Products DT225 Trackball: Filling the Defects with Epoxy Putty—Top View

CH Products DT225 Trackball: Filling the Defects with Epoxy Putty—Right View

CH Products DT225 Trackball: Filling the Defects with Epoxy Putty—Right Top View

CH Products DT225 Trackball: Filling the Defects with Epoxy Putty—Cable 1

CH Products DT225 Trackball: Filling the Defects with Epoxy Putty—Cable 2

CH Products DT225 Trackball: Filling the Defects with Epoxy Putty—Cable 3

CH Products DT225 Trackball: Filling the Defects with Epoxy Putty—Cable 4

Nevertheless, as a proof of concept, I took out some fine grit sandpaper to sand away at a small area of cable, where I had previously filled a fairly large gap. The result was more than satisfactory.

CH Products DT225 Trackball: Filling the Defects with Epoxy Putty—Filled Gap in Cable 1

CH Products DT225 Trackball: Filling the Defects with Epoxy Putty—Filled Gap in Cable 2

CH Products DT225 Trackball: Filling the Defects with Epoxy Putty—Filled Gap in Cable 3

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